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== General Community News ==
=== Migrating all seeds to Git ===
Simon Quigley writes to the Ubuntu Release mailing list about the
decision to migrate all Ubuntu and flavor seeds from Bazaar to Git,
having the required tooling in place, ideally before the new development
cycle advances too far. Simon points to a wiki page with details,
advising all seeds should be migrated within a week of his writing,
unless any of the affected teams object to the change.
Jeremy Bicha tenders congratulations that Fedora 28 releases on time and
compliments the Ubuntu team’s release of 18.04, citing the GNOME desktop
as the greatest change. Jeremy concludes with an expectation that these
two major releases maintain the coincidal beta release schedule.
=== AMDGPU Linux Kernel Driver Gets Patches For Vega M Support - Intel
Kabylake G ===
Michael Larabel reports of AMD’s Alex Deucher mailing the Direct
Rendering Manager driver patches and the uploaded Vega M microcode
binaries. Awaiting merge, these will be available on Linux 4.18, Mesa
18.1, and the latest Radeon microcodes.
=== Lubuntu Is Finally Moving to LXQt by Default with the Lubuntu 18.10
Marius Nestor touts the lightweight operating system, following an
interview with Lubuntu’s Simon Quigley on the Ask Noah Show. After three
years of development, LXQt becomes a reality as the default desktop
environment in the forthcoming 18.10 release.
Joey Sneddon informs us that Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Budgie are both
dropping the 32-bit installation images for the 18.10 release later this
year, following Ubuntu main who already did so last year. He goes into
detail of what exactly this means and the reasoning for the change.
=== Ubuntu Podcast: S11E09 – Nine Lives to Die ===
“This week we made a snap of Linux Tycoon, one of us has been
moonlighting on another podcast and went to UbuCon Europe 2018. We
discuss the release of the AtariBox, the release of Rise of the Tomb
Raider for Linux, Iran blocking Telegram and round up the community news.”
Featuring: Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, and Martin Wimpress.
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